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Sportshorts for Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wildcat coaches start web series

Jerry Seinfeld, who created “a show about nothing,” now has a web series called “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

That inspired Northwestern’s marketing department: What if coaches Pat Fitzgerald and Chris Collins drove around Chicago while the cameras rolled.

The result is “Coaches in Cars,” a seven-part web series at that will run throughout August.

The two rode in Collins’ Acura MDX with three cameras mounted on the dashboard, plus one in a car ahead and one behind.


Charges filed in
doping scandal

The U.S. government on Tuesday filed criminal charges against a clinic owner and six others at the center of a doping scandal involving suspended Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez and a number of other high-profile players.

The owner of a now defunct anti-aging clinic in Florida, Anthony Bosch, 50, faces one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Bosch’s Biogenesis clinic in the Miami area also supplied performance-enhancing drugs to high school athletes, judges and coaches, authorities said.


Jalen Rose new face of retired players

Former Bull and current TV analyst Jalen Rose has been named the spokesman for the National Basketball Retired Players Association, according to multiple reports.

Rose tells that he wants to help bridge the gap between former and current players.

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